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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Calf

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Exodus 32:4 (c) This was worshipped as an idol because it represented food to eat and work to profit thereby. It was worshiped in Egypt as a god, and Israel had been so many years there, that they turned to this false god when their hearts were not right with the true GOD.

Leviticus 9:2-3 (c) This may be taken as a type of JESUS in His youth and His humility. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. He was a young man, and this calf is a fitting symbol of the young king.

Psalm 29:6 (c) The type in this case may represent youth, vigor, activity and a carefree life.

Jeremiah 34:18 (b) This is certainly a type of the death of CHRIST who passed through the furnace of GOD's wrath, suffered in the darkness, and yet was "the light of life." (This was called a heifer in Genesis 15:9).

Ezekiel 1:7 (a) Here we find a type of the Lord as He walked significantly, surely, certainly and with a definite plan and purpose.

Hosea 8:5 (a) The Samaritans made a calf their god. It could not and did not deliver them from their enemies, but caused GOD's wrath to fall upon them.

Hosea 14:2 (b) From this we learn that the offering of praise, thanksgiving and worship from their lips would bring joy to the heart of GOD, as though Israel offered a calf on the altar.

Malachi 4:2 (a) From this we learn that Israel's blessings under the good hand of GOD were that they were fed by the Lord, protected by the Lord, and grew greater, stronger and more useful under GOD's good hand.

Luke 15:23 (c) This represents the fullness of CHRIST's sufficiency and His ability to supply the needs of the repentant sinner.

Revelation 4:7 (b) No doubt this is a type of our Lord JESUS who served both GOD and man. See under "OX."


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Calf'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/c/calf.html. 1957.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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